1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
June 29, 2005 00:00
The Portland Police, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, would like your help solving a downtown shooting.
On Sunday, June 26, 2005, at 2:17 am, Portland Police officers standing near Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Stark Street heard close to a dozen gunshots approximately one half block to their East. Hundreds of people were out in the streets leaving local clubs and bars. Officers rushed to the area between Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest 2nd Avenue on Southwest Stark Street where they located 21-year-old Mikael Jo Pugh who had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Pugh told officers that she was stopped for the traffic light at the intersection of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Stark Street waiting to continue Westbound when she was shot. An officer got Pugh medical aid while other officers tried to get witness info. Hundreds of people left the area and officers received very little tangible witness information. A short time later 28-year-old James Hartley walked into Emanuel Hospital with a gunshot wound to the forearm. Hartley stated that had been shot Downtown and the hospital notified police. Officers contacted Hartley and believe he was also a victim in the shooting.
Officers found three parked cars near Southwest Stark Street and Southwest First Avenue that appeared to have been hit by gunfire. The Gang Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is investigating. Evidence indicates that this incident may be gang-related.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you may remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).
Sgt. Pete Simpson